One of Australia's rarest birds is edging closer to extinction. The population in the wild of the orange-bellied parrot has plummeted to 21 birds, including just eight females, according to conservationists.
Rumble (Jan. 15, 2015) Now this is an adorable friendship in the making. This cute little puppy is overly excited to chase around the family parrot. Looks like the parrot is enjoying it too! Credit to 'PaulMo'.
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Reuters (May 9, 2012) Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 21, 2012) California's San Diego Zoo has welcomed another newly-hatched California condor into its nursery, the latest addition in a conservation program credited with rescuing the species from extinction. The ... watch video
National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) Florida's warm weather and lush landscape offer an attractive habitat to a number of invasive species that are wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. Wild Chronicles investigates how these non-native ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) A landmark study has concluded that almost one in five reptile species are threatened with extinction. The more than 200 world experts involved in the study say loss of habitat is the driving force ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 12, 2013) During the Soviet era, people in the mountainous regions of Tajikistan received coal for heating free of charge. When the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the supply, and people began to clear the ... watch video
Aug. 4, 2015 While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (i.e., cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers have pushed the limits of science even ... read more
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Aug. 4, 2015 African fish called mormyrids communicate by means of electric signals. Fish in one group can glean detailed information from a signal's waveform, but fish in another group ... read more
Mar. 26, 2015 The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years, new research has found. Swift parrots are major pollinators of blue and black gum trees which ... read more
Sep. 28, 2012 The critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) is the only surviving parrot species native to the United States. A genomic sequencing project, funded by community donations, has just ... read more